Monday, March 12, 2012

My textured paintings - from A to Z

13 comments:

randy mckee said...

very nice...it is always great to see the entire process...thank you for taking the time necessary to put something like this together....my older students need a bit of video like this to show them the amount of work that goes into a small piece of art...

Paul Bozzo said...

Thanks Randy - The video was no small job either, but lots of fun to work on!

Richie said...

Hi Paul, You do such a great job!
I wanted to know how long you wait between the different layers: between the acrylic to the gloss medium and between the gloss medium and the next layer of acrylic?
Thanks,
Richie

Paul Bozzo said...

Thanks! I generally work on much more than one piece at a time so that there is plenty of drying time between steps. Usually I wait two hours for each coating (whether acrylic paint or the gloss medium) to dry. I've been known to take advantage of direct sunlight and a hairdryer to speed things up!

Richie said...

Thanks for your responce and also thanks for all of your sharing!
Richie

Barbara McLean said...

Hi Paul,

I think your paintings are wonderful and I thank you for posting such a great video. I have learned a lot and love trying out your techniques.

Thanks so much!

Rinkoo said...

Hi Paul,

Your work is fabulous and I thank you for posting this detailed video. Inspired.

Rufus said...

Hi Paul

Why don't you nail the board to the frame before you apply the compound? I've been doing it for years with no problems. I work with a similar medium. Thanks

Paul Bozzo said...

Hi Rufus, I do sometimes nail before plastering. Mostly though I wait and see it the finished piece is worth framing! Used to destroy about 1 in 10 as not good enough.

Dawn Demery said...

Hi Paul - How thick is the plaster on the board, and how long do you wait before you start applying the designs? I applied about 1/8" plaster on board, and it looked about right? I started applying the doilies and designs right away but they look muddled - not anything like your youtube videos! Thanks, Dawn

Carol Wiebe said...

Thanks for sharing. Great work!

Eva Dickstein said...

That's what happened to me, too.

Paul Bozzo said...

Eva Dickstein: There are two possible causes - first, did you remember to immerse each object in water before pressing it into the wet plaster? second, some doilies are made with yarn or yarn like material and the many small fibers don't release well from the wet plaster.